Behold the aircraft cabin passenger experience in 2050 [VIDEO]
The dreamers and engineers at Airbus have reunited to produce the latest instalment of the manufacturer’s vision for air travel in 2050 – this time focusing on the on-board facilities.
Created in time for the Paris Airshow this week, Airbus has followed on from the conceptual airliner created last year by imagining what passengers are likely to expect when they board one of its aircraft in 40 years time.
The aircraft is divided into three zones: vitalising, interactive and smart tech.
Vitalising zone – all about wellbeing and relaxation allowing passengers to recharge their batteries with vitamin and antioxidant enriched air, “mood lighting”, aromatherapy and acupressure treatments.
Interactive zone – virtual pop up projections in this area transform occupants to whichever social scene they want to be in, from holographic gaming to virtual changing rooms for shoppers.
Smart tech zone – tailored towards functional oriented passenger with a chameleon style offering, ranging from simple to a complete luxury service, but all allowing them to continue life as if on the ground.
“By offering different levels of experience within each zone, airlines would be able to achieve price differentials and give more people access to the benefits of air travel with minimal environmental impact.”
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Airbus currently spends around $2 billion a year research and development, and claims 90% of the budget is geared toward environmental considerations
The 2050 cabin will be made from 100% recyclable materials, have self-cleaning materials and use passenger body heat to power some of its features, Airbus claims.
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